The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 12, 1914 Page: 2 of 10
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THE CLIPPER. HENNESSEY. OKLAHOMA.
HERMANS GIVE UP
IN THE FAR EAST
Japanese-British Land and Sea
Forces Reduce Tsing Tau
Forts After Three
MAKE ANOTHER DASH
Kaiter't Army Resumes Efforts to
Reach French Coast—Slavs Claim
Greatest Victory of War
(Summary of Events.)
The Herman colony of Twing Tan
in the Chinese province of Kaio
Chow lias at la.st surrendered to
the Japanese-British forces after
a land anil naval sie^t* of more
than two months. The capture of
this stronghold takes from (ier-
inany her last foothold on the
Asiatic mainland and her la.sl
strategic position outside the Ger-
man Empire in Europe.
Make Brave Defense.
For nearly thre« months the little
German garrison amounting to about
7,000 men composed of reservists who
were living <>r doing business in
China, has held out against the land
and sea attacks of the Japanese and of
certain British detachments of Ih th
white and Indian troops that found
themselves in China at the outbreak
of the war. What the losses of the
garrison have been are not known, but
the official Japanese and Hritjsh re-
ports have indicated that Tsing Tau
has been taken at heavy cost of men
on the part of the Allies.
Germans Try Again.
A second concerted attempt of the
German army to blast its way through
to the sea, is flaming and roaring
from N leu port to the French frontier
without definite result so far on
either side. The area near the coast
formerly held by the extreme German
right and from which the invaders
were forced by the Allies after many
days of hard fighting, is held only by
dead, dying and wounded, the inunda
tlon having made the vicinity unin-
habitable for living and having pre-
vented an advance of the Hritish,
French and Belgian Allies.
Battle in Sand Dunes.
No decision has yet been reached in
the battle in the dunes of West Han-
dors. and the opposing armies now
stand virtually as they have stood for
many days. While the Germans keep
hammering away at the Allies around
Ypres, which route they chose for
their march to tho coast after they
had found the road along the sea
barred to them, and the Allies are
making an effort to move northward
to Ostend, neither side has got very
Floods Hold Both Sides.
The Belgians and those supporting
thein have found that the floods which
they created to stop the German ad-
vance are a hindrance to their move-
ments, although they have been able
to occupy some villages, including Bix
schoote, which had been in the pos-
session of the Germans.
Coast Carrpaijrt Cost Dearly.
The Germans are being hard
pressed at a score of points in the
long battle line and the military ex-
perts at Allies' headquarters say their
| offensive has materially lot! force. At
I every point the allies are pushing
| their advance. Slow progress is be-
! ing made because of the determined
I resistance of the Germans, now made
I up more than in half of second liu<£
I troops, but it is insisted that there is
, no longer any doubt of the final re-
I suit. The German attempt to ad-
I vance to the sea is characterized as
the most costly defeat of the war.
Germans Win Sea Fight.
In the most imi>ortant naval battle
j of the war between European powers
I a German fleet engaged the British
squadron, composed of the Good Hope,
the Monmouth and the Glasgow, off
Coronel, Chile, and decisively defeat-
ed it. This engagement practically
ends the power of the Allies in the
South Pacific seas unless a new Anglo-
Jap fleet is formed.
Turkey Withdraws Envoys.
Turkey has definitely broken off
diplomatic relations with Great Brit-
ain, France, Russia and Servia Her
diplomatic representatives 1n the cap-
itals of these countries, acting on or-
ders from the Porte, have demanded
and received their passports.
Turks Fight Russians.
The first rej>ort8 of tlm fight-
ing between the Russians and the
Turks are as conflicting as were the
first Austrian and Russian accounts of
the warfare in Galicia. Each contend-
er claims to have invaded the other's
territory and to have defeated his
frontier armies. These fights, how-
ever, probably have been only advance
guard affairs, and it is believed
that some time may elapse before a
pitched battle takes place.
The Anglo-French fleet continues to
bombard the Dardanelles forts, but
the Turks say the warships have in
llcted no damage. In other parts of
Turkey, British warships are being
kept busy. The government, how-
ever. has ordered tiiat holy places
shall be respected by the British gun
Ire, an long as the Indian subjects
visiting them are not molested.
This necessity for respecting the
felling of her Moslem subjects may
hamper Great Britain somewhat in the
prosecution of the war against Tur-
key, but with her large Moslem pop-
ulation, it cannot he disregarded.
Turks Rush Troops to Egypt.
An advance of Turkish troops in the
Sinai Peninsula in the direction of
Egypt is reported in Berlin from
Switzerland. The Turkish army op
crating against Egypt is said to num-
ber one-fourth million men
How Turkey Entered War.
Turkish battle cruisers bombarded
two Russian Black Sea ports, damag-
ing property considerably, and sank
two or three small Russian war ves-
sels, several days ago.
Shelled Turkish Fort.
After twenty-four hours of uncer
tainty, during which hope was ex-
pressed that the porte might make
amends for the incidents in the Black
Sea, the British admiralty announced
that the British cruiser Minerva had
destroyed the Turkish barracks at
Akahah on the Turko-Egyptian fron-
tier. Akalwih is at the head of the
Gulf of Akabah. an arm of the Red
Sea. 150 miles east of Suez.
Russians Claim Big Victory.
Grand IHiUe Nicholas, comman-
der-in-chief of the Russian forces
in the field, has sent a telegram to
(Jeneral .loffre, commander-in-chief of
the French forces, saying the Russians
have gained in East Prussia the great-
est victory since the l>eginning of the
The Russians have recaptuYed the
Galician town of Jaroslau and have
taken five thousand Austrian prison-
ers. Jaroslau is seventeen miles
northwest of the Austrian fortress of
The Austrian attempts to cut off the
Russian attackers finally have broken
down, and the Austrians now are in
retreat along the San River.
Austrian troops are pushing through
the Carpathians to support the Aus-
trian army falling back before the
Russians west of the San River. A|
correspondent at I^emberg states that j
these troops have been exhausted by
the struggle through the snow-filled |
German Retreat. Russians Say.
The Russian war office says the Ger-
mans are retreating precipitately into
j hast Prussia with the Russian armies
! Itarrassing them at every point. The
j cold weather has apparently demoral
i ized the Germans and many of them
| are reported surrendering without a
Ml SHHl HUE WRITER SEES
FIERCE CONFLICT ON THE YSER RIVER
THE W BRAND
MAJOR GENERAL ALLENBY
Major General Allenby, who has
been distinguishing himself on the j
left wing of the allied army in France,
is recognized as one of the most ca
pable of Great Britain's cavalry lead
ers. He won fame in the South Afri
can war and in 1910 was made In
• pector general of cavalry In England
At several joints the Russians have
already penetrated the Prussian bor-
der and some of the reports indicate
that the German left wing has been
isolated from the main body of the
Long German Retreat.
The new position of the German
army front, along the River Warthe
over seventy-tive miles west of the
Vistula river, which they reached at
the time of the attempted attack on
Warsaw, indicates the tremendous re-
treat of General Von Ilimlentiurg's en
tire army in Poland the last two
i | weeks. This retreat is regarded as
e ially important since su< h noted
industrial centers at l.odz. IMotrkow,
Radom and Kieice are recaptured by
he Russians The strategic point at
Sandomir, which is at the junction of
the San and Vistula rivers, has also
"Charity Feedeth a Multitude."
Provisions sent to Brussels by the
\merican commission for the relief of
Belgium already are supplying four
hundred thousand meals daily and
^lans are now complete for carrying
>n a similar work throughout that jmrt
of Belgium occupied by the Germans
By EDGAR ANSEL MOWRER.
fOorrenpondont Chicago Daily News.)
West Flanders, Belgium -For more
than a week I have been at the head-
quarters of the Belgian army behind
the line of the River Yser from Nieu-
port to Dixmude. 1 havo seen how
the remnants of the army from Ant-
werp retreating on the way to Ostend
were sent to northern France to rest
and reorganize and how the rest of
the Belgian forces, being asked to hold
the lines 42 hours, have actually held
it for six days, thus preventing a siege
of Dunkirk and saving the French
coast from Invasion.
Stick to Antwerp to Last.
Contrary to what was at first report-
ed, the Belgian army left Antwerp only
after all the forts except four had been
destroyed, and these four the defend-
ers blew up as they hastily evacuated
the town, the heroic Belgian, General
de Guisel remaining to the last. What
part of the retreating Belgians en-
tered Holland and are held by Dutch
authorities is not known here.
It is certain that the others never
would have escaped the Germans but
for the heroic stand made by a mixed
force of English, Belgians and French
marines in the village of Nelle, south-
west of Ghent, wherein two Belgian
regiments—the Sixth volunteers and
tho Ninth of the line particularly dis-
Walks From Dunkirk to France.
I reached Fumes OctOber 16, hav-
ing walked from Dunkirk, 1 crossed
a bridge, reached a village street and
after two turnings emerged on the
quaint old market place of Furnes, the
home and present seat of the general
headquarters of the Belgian army. I
went at once to the headquarters in
the town hall, made known my iden-
tity and secured a pass
Stalling before the headquarters
was an automobile containing three
British soldiers I approached and
asked the nearest one where the Ger-
mans were He looked at me with
astonishment and before replying or
letting me explain who I was and why
I had come, he exclaimed: "Good
lx>rd! Have they let you come this
far? Well, since you are here, it can
do no harm to tell you where they
are." He drew a map from his pocket.
"Here they are," he said, laying a
tinger on the village of Mlddlekirke.
"Our line extends from Nieuport to
Dixmude The Belgians are intrench-
ing themselves all along the line."
Starts Out for Nieuport.
I thanked the soldiers and set out to
walk to Nieuport. On the outskirts
of Furnes I passed a regiment of Bel-
gians starting for Dixmude. I turned
to the left in the direction of Nieuport,
but at the village of Wulpun 1 was
turned back by an overpolite Belgian
That night I heard a terrible can-
nonading, and Saturday morning, Oc-
tober 17, I learned that the battle of
the Yser had begun. This battle,
which has not yet come to an end, it-
self is only a part of the greater bat-
tle of which it is likely to be the
center. Small though it is in the num-
ber of troops engaged, the battle of
the Yser presents three distinct
phases, according to the nature of tho
About eight miles east of Fumes lies
the town of Dixmude, where the uttack
began The Belgians here had been
re-enforced by 5,000 French marine in-
fantry, these marines forming the first
line of defense, 400 ysirds beyond the
town and on the right bank of the
Yser The Germans attacked with
great violence about nine o'clock Fri-
day evening. Marines who figured in
the battle estimate their opponents'
strength at 20,000. The attack contin-
ued until daybreak on Saturday, when
the marines, ably assisted by French
and Belgian batteries placed behind
the town, drove back the onslaught
with considerable loss.
Reaches the Belgian Trenches.
When 1 reached the Belgian bat-
teries and tr* nches about eleven a. in.
Saturday the former were keeping up
a steady fire. Some of the Belgians
lying in the trenches which had been
the second line of defense tried to de-
ter me from continuing farther, as
the shrapnel fire was rather heavy at
this point, but I proceeded until I
reached about one kilometer tsix-
tenth of a mile) on this side of the
town. A Belgian lieutenant previous-
ly had given me permission to go one
kilometer beyond the town to a po-
sition which, as I learned later, would
have put me exactly between the op-
posing forces and in full line with
the ritle ttre.
Escapes Shrapnel of Germans.
I turned aside and approached a
church in the midst of a small village.
All the morning the booming of the
far away German cannon had been
audible, but it seemed without impor-
tance. Now 1 had my first experience
of being under fire. As 1 was about to
enter tho church, intending to mount
into the belfry, I heard an unnerving
whir, of a somewhat lower pitch than
that produced by projectiles from the
Belgian guns It grew louder, louder
and loudt r. 1 felt as if a devil's fly-
ing machine was looking about hunt-
ing for me, and for a brief second I
wished that I had never come. Then,
with a loud report, the German shrap-
nel burst harmlessly beyond the
church and 100 feet up in the air.
Since that day 1 have heard and seen
perhaps 20 shells burst nearly ov
fear of death, but the result of the
Entering the church, I found it full
of straw, the place evidently having
been used as a dormitory for soldiers,
but nothing had been touched, though
chairs were scattered everywhere. Af-
ter mounting a rickety ladder a long
time in the dark I reached the vory
tip of the steeple above the bell.
Sees Battle From Steeple.
looking through my spyglasses over
the flat country in the direction of the
town, 1 was able to distinguish the
very spots and buildings beyond which
the Belgian shells were bursting.
Flames were leaping high, but owing
to a row of trees screening the Ger-
man batteries 1 was unable to see
what was burning At that time the
town itself was intact.
To the left stretched the poplar bor-
dered Yser. I could see men shel-
tered in trenches along the roadside—
trenches so cut as to provide a skel-
eton covering, upon which was heaped
straw making a watertight roof. In
front, about six hundred yards dis-
tant, a regiment was drawn up, but 1
was unable to learn the reason why.
In company with an English corre-
spondent, at that time the only other
correspondent with the Belgians, I saw
the battle of Nieuport at close range.
Kong before we reached the village of
REVOLVER AND PISTOL
Winchester Revolverand Pistol cart-
ridges in all calibers prove their sup-
eriority by the targets they make.
Shoot them and you'll find they are
ACCURATE, CLEAN, SURE
Some negroes are insatiable "jiners,"
I and their favorite organizations are
i those which assure an ostentatious
A mistress was remonstrating with
| her servant about belonging to one of
j "Bonnibel, don't you think It Is
I mighty foolish to pay the 'Friends and
I True Mourners society' twenty-fivu
cents every month?"
"Naw'm, Miss Ma'y, I don't. You
Fee, dee ain't like some of des'clties;
dee acts liberal, and don't skimp on
nothin\ Dee gives you de finest kind
of coflin, en makes a way for ev'ry-
body to git to your burial. En den,
'sides dat. dee gives you thirty dollars
Nieuport Haines we ... part of the 1 ,h<> «rav"' en,?°" know ":ir,y do1"
naval squadron lying just off the coast
occasionally firing at some unseen
mark and heard field artillery boom-
Hear Batteries In the Dunes.
We heard the Belgian batteries fir
ing in the dunes on our right toward
Nieuport and only when we reached
the south pier at the mouth of the
Yser could we obtain any idea of the
general situation, the lines at this j
point being held by the Sixth and
Seventh Belgian infantry. The day
was cloudy and the wind was driving
the mist of rain inland. Accordingly,
we sought a high, deserted building
that stood nearest the river. When
we finally stuck our heads through the
skylight, by the aid of our glasses we
saw an unforgettable sight.
At our feet lay the railroad station
at the mouth of the River Yser, which
stretched away right to the town of
Nieuport, then bent southward and
was hidden from view by the building
in which we were. Behind the river,
hidden in a grove of scrubby trees
growing on the dunes, were three Bel-
gian batteries of four guns each, which
were tiring incessantly straight across
before us. The shells were striking
beyond tho village of Ixmibaertzyde.
Thirteen Warships in Sight.
To the left, beyond Lombaertzyde,
was the village of Westende, which
the Germans ha<l retaken that morn-
ing. Still farther away the church
spire of Middlekerque was faintly visi-
ble. Lombaertzyde seemed quiet, but |
German shells bursting over it pres- j
ently located the Belgian trenches be- I
fore us and a few soldiers came run- |
ning over the dunes.
But it was on the left that the spec-
tacle was most impressive. There, ly- I
ing out from the coast at varying dis- j
tances, were 13 vessels of war. There j
were two cruisers, one of which fired |
occasionally from about three miles;
the other lay silent somewhat farther
from the coast and south of eight de- j
stroyers, four French and four Eng- !
lish and three monitors.
Great Flashes Bare Batteries.
For a long time we watched the Ger-
man shells bursting over Ixjmbaert- !
zyfle. The Belgian shrapnel and the
shells of the monitors were directed
against Westende. 1 saw the Belgian |
batteries lying on our side of the Yser. i
but, though their thunder made our
building tremble, we were able to lo-
cate the batteries only by the terrific |
flashes amid the trees through an I
occasional rift in tin? smoke. So well
were they concealed that the Germans
must have been unable to locate them, 1
since the only shells which fell in our
direction seemed to be aimed at tho
lighthouse, which the Germans prob-
ably imagined to be a wireless station.
Each time a message was sent more
shells came whirling toward the light-
house. Many fell into the river.
Tells English Officers Bravery.
We were joined in our skylight by
a Belgiun captain who asked us for
the loan of our glasses and when
ho had seen all that he desired he
told us the story of the English lieu-
tenant who had landed that morn-
ing. the particulars of which he had
just learned. This officer came ashore
from the monitor Severn with 20 men
and three machine guns to prevent
the Belgian retreat.
Beaching Nieuport, he saw that in
losing Groote Bamberghe farm that
morning the Belgians had weakened
their position. Accordingly, he start-
ed with his 20 men across the bullet*
swept area right to the Belgian j
trenches. The men who were there |
say he walked as calmly as if on a
lour of inspection, calling orders to i
his mew and signaling with his hands
In vain the Belgian officers shouted
that the position was already occupied i
by the Germans. Either he did not
hear or he was determined to accom
pllsh the task at all costs.
Destiny broods and is silent over 1
matters of this kind. When 50 yard^ j
from the coveted goal the young offi-
cer fell dead, a bullet having struck
him between the eyes. The men re- |
treated, still carrying tho guns with
lars comes in mighty handy."
The Justice of the peace in a town |
in Ohio, in pursuance of his duties,
had to hear and judge cases that were
brought before hiin and also to per-
form occasional marriage ceremonies.
He found it difficult to disassociate the
various functions of his office.
Everything had gone smoothly un-
til he asked one bride: "Do you take
this man to be your husband?"
The bride nodded emphatically.
"And you. accused," said the justice,
turning to the bridegroom, "what have
you to say in your defense?-'
Cub's Faux Pas.
This may be a base libel on an hon-
ored profession, but it is told by the
man who perpetrated the faux pas.
He was a reported for a Baltimore pa-
per—or had been one for about am
hour, this being his first experience in
newspaper work—when the city editor
send him out to see Cardinal Gibbons.
The "cub" rushed down to the modest
white house where the venerable pre-
late lives, says the Philadelphia Hvr
ning Ledger, and rang the bell. A man
servant opened the door.
is the cardinal at home?"asked th<*
"No, sir "
"Oh, Mrs. Gibbons will do," ejacu-
lated the "cub."
In the Suffrage States.
"The candidates are having a club
held over them."
it is a woman's club?"
"I gather from what he said that
Jim's wife is the gray mare."
"She is more ot' an old nag "
Have Best War Hospital.
The Red Cross hospital of 200 beds
near Torquay, established by Ameri-
can women, is said to be the best ar-
ranged war hospital in England, ac-
cording to Sir Frederick Treves, the
distinguished surgeon. The organiza-
tion, which has at its head wealthy
Americans like Mrs. John Astor, Lady
Paget and others, has appropriated
$25,000 for motor ambulances. Funds
For obstinate sores use Hanforti ff
It's a pity the people who quarrel
over trifles haven't something worthy
ol' their talents.
The girl who steals a man's heart
is liable to get a life sentence at hard
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Infants and children, and see that it
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Children Cry for Fletcher's Caetoria
.nut diiu luuuiru, till U uitfi i
"That gambler's son is a chip off
the old block.
"I see. A poker chip."
Rash, fruitless war from wanton
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Many a man gets the reputation of
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Many a man grows gray waiting for
a chance that some other fellow has
gone out and grabbed.
A man often wishes he could change
his luck as easily as a woman can
change her mind.
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Possibly one joke
makes people laugh.
in ten thousand
ffy Chile and Spanish Dishes
DYE CHILE SUPPLIES
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son — any industrious American who is
anxious to establish for himself a happy
home and prosperity. Canada's hearty in-
vitation this year is more attractive than
ever. Wheat is higher but her farm land
just as cheap and in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta
160 Acre Homesteads are Actually Fre« to Settlers and
Other Land at From $15 to $20 per Acre
The people of European countries as well as the American continent
must be fed— thus an even greater demand for Canadian Wheat will keep
up the price. Any farmer who can buy land at $15U0 to $.i().(>0 pi r acre
—get a dollar for wheat and raise 20 to 45 bushels to the acre is bound to
make money—that's what you can expect in Western Canada. Wonder-
ful yields also of Oat , Barley and Flax. Mixed Farming is lullyas prof-
itable an industry as grain raising. The excellent grasses, full of nutrition,
are the only food required either for beef or dairy purposes. Good schools,
markets convenient, climate excellent.
Ml itary service ia not compulsory in Canada but there is an unusual demand for farm
labor to replace the mnuy yuun.: men who havo volunteered lor setvn o in (he v ,ir
Write tor lileralure ai t particulars as to reduced railw.iy rales to SupcruueiKlent
Immigration IHiawn, Canaii.i. or to
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